Sweetened Condensed Milk

Total Time:
8 min
5 min
3 min

14 ounces

  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered milk (recommended: Carnation)
  • Using an electric mixer, blend together water, butter, sugar, and vanilla.

  • Add powdered milk and blend until thick. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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Was in a pinch when making a cream cheese pie for company dessert. NO condensed milk!! YIKES! I remembered this recipe from Paula Deen, and I know I printed it out yrs ago but alas, I couldnt find it. SOOO back to this site and there it was in all its glory! This was the first time I have used this recipe for condensed milk. It was fabulous! My pie is excellent!! No taste difference at all! Wont be buying any more canned condense milk when I can make it fresh for each recipe. Thank you so much for this recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO glad I found this. I was going to run out to the store but decided to look here first . This was very easy! I just blended it by hand as it was to be used for part of the tres leches cake. This saves quite a bit of money too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Holy wow! It works perfect even in candy recipes!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it. Made it as stated by boiling water in microwave in large glass pyrex batter bowl, added sugar, whisked, reheated and repeated until sugar dissolved then added rest of ingredients and stirred with whisk until smooth. A pantry must have recipe, as well as powdered milk. No more breaking baking momentum for a can of sweetened condensed milk. Thank you Paula and Food Network for sharing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was in a pinch and did not want to run to the grocery store. I was very happy when I checked on foodnetwork.com and found this recipe. Works great and I always have powdered milk on hand. Thank you Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made it but with half the butter, definitely better, and made it with powdered sugar so i didnt get that grainy texture, thanks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
While this is a tried and true recipe, it is also very unhealthy. Here is an alternative which is much healthier and just as easy to make. 1 1/3 cup dry milk powder or plain/vanilla protein powder 1/2 cup water Either 1/2 cup Splenda or 1 1/4 tsp liquid Stevia. Mix powder and water until it forms a paste. Heat in a saucepan on medium until hot, but not boiling. Remove from heat and stir in sweetener. Place in the fridge for 2 hours. FYI - Stevia can have a bitter aftertaste if it has less than 90% Steviosides and 30% Rebaudioside(A). If you use one that does not have these ratios, reduce the Stevia by 1/3 in any recipe. In this case, change from 1 1/4 to 2/3 tsp + 1/8 tsp. Enjoy! This is just as delicious and MUCH healthier! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have had to alter a bit, as I am Lactose intolerant. Many are, you know. I do love you and you recipes, as well as you are very entertaining. A "real" person. Ya know what I mean? I have used many of your recipes, with my needed adjustments (sometimes it took several tries, though) due to the "milk" thing, but all is well. I am a nurse, for many years, and do know how to adapt. My favorite recipe for the condensed milk, is one that a friend gave to me for the holidays for Bailey's Irish Cream, YUM YUM. Thank you Paula.......Emily Sorensen, Kingman, Arizona (formerly from Ohio), many years ago. item not reviewed by moderator and published
super and easy and convenient. I use splenda instead of the sugar it still works great in recipes item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is great. I am ashamed to say that I'm used to making the inevitable last-minute trip to the grocery store to get sweetened condensed milk when I'm making dessert. This recipe will ensure that I NEVER have to do that again! Thanks a million, Paula. By the way -your accent is NOT fake or overly-syrupy - I'm a steel-magnolia Southern girl, too, and I ought to know!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Taste great and is a money saver.. Is a keeper in my home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great and simple and keeps me from running at the last minute to the grocery store. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never seem to have sweetened condensed milk when I need it so this is an excelent recipe to have on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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